Frizz: You can’t live with it, you can’t live without it! Before you give us a side-eye, let us explain: Although frizz is something that many of us try so hard to avoid, there are many who create intentional frizz to enhance the look of their hairstyles. For example, remember our favorite frizzy hairstyles trend? Looks like these call for teasing of the hair here and there to make the look even more stylish.
To illustrate below, we share some tips for those who dread a frizzy hair day, and alternatively, some tips to enhance frizzy tresses for those that love them. Best of both worlds, right?
Either Or: How to Both Enhance and Prevent Frizzy Tresses
Ways to Prevent Frizzy Tresses
1. Apply leave-in conditioners post-wash.
Use leave in conditioners to help tame frizz and prevent flyaways. A leave-in conditioner, like Love Beauty and Planet Smooth and Serene Argan Oil & Lavender Leave-in Smoothie Cream, infuses keratin and seals the hair cuticle, resulting in long-lasting frizz control.
2. Don’t touch hair until it’s completely dry.
This is crucial when wet styling, especially if you’re trying to create a hairstyle overnight on damp hair. For instance, one of our favorite wavy hair hacks is to braid damp hair overnight and release in the morning when hair is dry. However, there are times when you wake up and your hair is still slightly damp. If you release your hair while damp, it may cause a frizzy situation. Instead, use a blowdryer to dry your hair first, then release.
3. Use a hairspray to set your hair.
This is a step that many of us tend to skip. Hairspray helps seal your hairstyles and prevent frizz. If you prefer a formula that doesn’t leave your hair stiff, there are many. For setting a style with flexible hold, opt for Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray to fight frizz and prevent flyaways.
Ways to Enhance Frizzy Tresses
1. Use a salt spray to enhance texture.
For hairstyles that require a little bit of frizz action to create the look, opt for using a salt spray to help enhance your texture. Spray your hair with salt spray, like Nexxus Between Washes Beach Waves Tousled Texture Sea Salt Spray, from root to tip, scrunch with your hands and allow the product to dry.
2. Try backcombing.
The backcombing technique is one of our favorite hairstyle hacks. Not only does the technique seal the ends of braided hairstyles, but it’s also a way to enhance the look of frizzy hairstyles.